SELinux prevents Satellite external database installation

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • certificate activation fails when installing Satellite with an external database and SELinux set to the enforcing mode
  • Satellite installation with standalone Oracle database server fails when populating db, with error in /var/log/rhn/populate_db.log:

    ERROR: ORA-12546: TNS:permission denied
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Network Satellite

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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